Human Bot Fly larva pics
April 29, 2010
Hey Bug Guys! I have some pictures of the Human Bot Fly larva that I picked up in Belize. (Perhaps more literally, they picked me…). I’d be happy to send them to you if you would like (and enjoy gross pictures).
By all means, please send them. Please keep the subject line the same and include all relevant information.
June 4, 2010
Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. The first picture is the back of my neck, where the larvae were growing (about 1 month after infection) and the second one is one of the larva next to a ruler (CM scale). I had a miserable time convincing American doctors that I actually had these insects as parasites– they wanted to treat me for staph infections and paranoia. I was only able to remove/kill them by covering their air supply in the skin with superglue left on over night. I hope that anyone who thinks they may also have a bot fly infection finds this page and tries the superglue- nothing else I tried (suggestions from the internet of using meat or petroleum jelly) worked.
Thanks and enjoy!
Thanks so much for providing this wonderful account and accompanying images of an encounter with a Human Bot Fly in Central America.